UFC 3 Fight Miller v Diaz full of surprises for fighters and fans

From the guillotine chokehold to a controversial split decision, there was something for everyone. Photo: Nate Diaz (bottom) applies the gullotine chokehold to Jim Miller AP

FREDERICK, Md., May 6, 2012 — The UFC 3 Fox MMA results are in.

Main Event: Nate Diaz v Jim Miller

Last night the controversial Nate Diaz faced Jim Miller for the chance to be the next challenger for the lightweight title. Miller pushed the pace early using his boxing and wrestling to close the distance between himself and his opponent.

Diaz, the much taller fighter, fought back using his long range to keep Miller at bay and his submission skills to counter Miller’s wrestling. Miller did get the fight to the ground but was unable to control Diaz. The fight finished in the second round after Diaz slipped in a gruesome guillotine choke that almost caused Miller to bite his out tongue off. 

Undercard

The televised undercard was full of surprises. Heavyweight newcomer, Lavar Johnson fought from behind to earn a well-deserved victory against the very dangerous veteran, Pat Barry. 

At middleweight, Alan Belcher proved to be the better mixed martial artist against Rusimar Palares, defeating his opponent with a stifling mix of grappling and strikes on the ground.

Welterweight standout Jonny Hendricks earned a controversial split decision in his fight with welterweight top contender, Josh Koscheck.

Full results:

Middleweight: Mike Masenzio vs Carlos Vemola

  • Vemola defeated Masenzio via submission (rear naked choke) 1:07 Rd 2

Bantamweight: Roland Delorme vs Nick Denis

  • Delorme defeated Denis via submission (rear naked choke) 4:15 Rd 1

Preliminary Card (Feul TV)

Featherweight: Denis Bermeudez vs Pablo Garza

  • Bermeudez defeats Garza via unanimous decision

Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs Dan Cholish

  • Castillo defeated Cholish via unanimous decision

Catchweight (127lbs): Lewis Gaudinot vs John Lineker

  • Gaudinot defeated Lineker via technical submission (guillotine choke) 4:54 Rd 2

Welterweight: John Hathaway vs Pascal Krauss

  • Hathaway defeated cross via unanimous decision

Flyweight: John Dodson vs Tim Elliot

  • Dodson defeated Elliot via unanimous decision

Lightweight: Tony Furguson vs Micheal Johnson

  • Johnson defeated Furguson via unanimous decision

Main Card (Fox)

Heavyweight: Pat Barry vs Lavar Johnson

  • Johnson defeated Barry via technical knockout (punches) 4:38 rd 1

Middleweight: Rousimar Palhares vs Alan Belcher

  • Belcher defeated Palhares via technical knockout (punches)

Welterweight: John Koscheck vs Johnny Hendricks

  • Hendricks defeated Koscheck via split decision

Lightweight: Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller

  • Diaz defeated Miller via submission (guillotine choke) 4:09 Rd 2

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Jason Morris

Jason Morris has spent most of his life involved in the Mixed Marital Arts community in some capacity. In the early 90s,  Jason became interested in the sport after watching the Ultimate Fighting Championships. In 2003, his interests led him to begin his training in Mixed Martial Arts. Today, Jason works a full-time in the sport while fulfilling a number of different roles. He is a director and head trainer at Evolve Academy of Mixed Martial Arts where he teaches Mixed Martial Arts for sport and self-defense. He fights professionally and coaches both amateur and professional fighters. On occasion, he even works as a fight promoter for local events in the DMV.

 

 

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